Stuff we've learnt, Sustainability

What does good recreational fisheries management look like?

What started out as me looking at fish stockings has slowly mutated into a series of posts rambling on about recreational fisheries and conservation. So, down the rabbit hole we go once again. This time looking at what “good” recreational fisheries management should look like? To start with, the management of all our fisheries, recreational or commercial or “mixed” should…

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Freshwater, Native, Sustainability

Native fish stockings: successes, failures and the future

A little while ago I looked at the effectiveness of trout stockings. One of the things that the research makes clear in the case of trout, is that in many circumstances, stockings are not effective. In fact, under some conditions, they can actually be counterproductive. Rather than helping grow fish stocks, they can significantly hurt stocks, leading to fisheries that…

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